Jeffrey Kluger, editor-at-large at Time magazine, recounts the human landmark of landing men on the lunar surface. Kluger talks with Apollo 11 command module pilot Michael Collins and astronaut Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin and, in archive footage, hears from mission commander Neil Armstrong about the achievement of the first Moon landing, and of the "magnificent desolation" they found there.
Author Colson Whitehead won a Pulitzer Prize for his bestselling 2016 novel "The Underground Railroad." He talks with Lee Cowan about his latest novel, "The Nickel Boys," a fictional tale of cruelty and trauma based on the notorious Alfred G. Dozer School for Boys outside Tallahassee, where the neglect and abuse of children was rampant for decades.
When NASA needed a lunar spacesuit for the Apollo astronauts, they turned to the International Latex Corporation, and a cadre of women who normally sewed latex bras and girdles, to create a softer, more flexible spacesuit. Tracy Smith talked with some of the seamstresses who fashioned protective wear that would mean life or death for men in space, and with Apollo 17 astronaut Harrison "Jack" Schmitt who was the last man to walk, and jump, on the lunar surface.
When Apollo 11 landed on the moon on July 20, 1969, nearly half of the country's 57 million TVs were tuned to CBS's anchored by Walter Cronkite. Martha Teichner reports on the epochal event through the lens of Cronkite's enthusiastic reportage.
A recent New York City art exhibition, now at the Musée d'Orsay in Paris, explores the importance of black models as key to the development of 19th and 20th century art, through their representations by French and American artists (including Edouard Manet, Edgar Degas, Frederic Bazille and Jean-Louis André Théodore Géricault). Nancy Giles talks with curator Denise Murrell about how the Harlem Renaissance influenced painters such as Henri Matisse, and with Brooklyn artist Mickalene Thomas about black figures in art at a time of social and political transformation.
President Trump is now defending his supporters who chanted "send her back" at a rally earlier this week in reference to freshman congresswoman Ilhan Omar. Less than 24 hours after attempting to disavow the chant, which was widely condemned as racist, Trump called his supporters “incredible patriots” and upped his attacks on Omar. Omar is calling herself the president's "nightmare." Ben Tracy reports.
Britain is warning Iran of what it describes as "serious consequences" if Iran does not release a tanker that it seized in the Persian Gulf. Iran claims the tanker collided with an Iranian fishing boat in the Strait of Hormuz. Germany and France have also called on Iran to release it. David Martin reports.
A dangerous and deadly heat wave is gripping almost half of the nation. Tens of millions are set to broil in record-setting high temperatures this weekend, and heat advisories or warnings are in effect from the Midwest to much of the East Coast. Coupled with high humidity, the heat index will exceed 100 degrees in New York and other major cities. The heatwave is already blamed for at least six deaths. Natalie Brand reports.
Stifling heat stretches across the country. Also, President Trump changes his tone about the crowd at his North Carolina rally who chanted “send her back.” All that and all that matters in today's Eye Opener. Your world in 90 seconds.
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